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Archived Polls

Take a look at the results of our previous polls.


Negative_Results

If experiments don’t produce positive results they are often not published, yet they can help to progress research. Should we publish them?

Choices Available:

 Yes: 349
  No: 23

Total votes cast: 372

Poll dates: 15/05/2014 to 16/09/2014


Frequency-graph

If we begin to publish articles as they become available how would you like us to communicate with you?

Choices Available:

 Send me an email each time a new item is published: 54
 Send me the usual quarterly email round-up: 29

Total votes cast: 83

Poll dates: 04/03/2014 to 14/05/2014


PressureToPublish

Is the pressure of grants to publish driving the rise in unethical practices from authors?

Choices Available:

Yes: 240 
 No: 73

Total votes cast: 315

 

Poll dates: 04/11/2013 to 03/03/2014


EthicsCasesRising

Are research misconduct cases on the rise or are journals just getting better at uncovering them?

Choices Available:

Yes, they are generally on the rise: 75
No, thanks to software and experience we just spot more of them: 66

Total votes cast: 141

Poll dates: 19/09/2013 to 04/11/2013


Poll_image

How do you prefer to access information online?

Choices Available:

Via PDF: 77
Both – depends on what I’m trying to achieve: 65
Via HTML: 21
Neither – I prefer to print out information: 11

Total votes cast: 174

Poll dates: 27/06/2013 to 18/09/2013


contributorship-graph

Do you think it’s time to clarify researchers’ contributions to an article by moving to a contributorship model?

Choices Available:

Yes: 83
No: 27

Total votes cast: 110

Poll dates: 14/03/2013 to 26/06/2013


review-time-graph

What is a reasonable time period for a peer review? (poll topic submitted by reader Terry Tan)

Choices Available:

Two weeks: 65
One month: 177
Two months: 70
Three months: 25
Longer: 20

Total votes cast: 357

Poll dates: 31/10/2012 to 13/03/2013


online-communications-graph

How would you prefer to communicate with your fellow Editors online? Via

Choices Available:

Email: 71
Not at all: 31
Editors’ Update online community: 16
Forums in EES: 9
Existing social media sites such as   LinkedIn/ResearchGate: 3
Existing blogs/communities for your   discipline: 2

Total votes cast: 132

Poll dates: 05/06/2012 to 30/10/2012


Open-access-model

Which Open Access Model Has Your Preference?

Choices Available:

Open access journals: 91
Open access articles: 53
Open archives: 43
Manuscript posting: 30
None of the above: 4

Total votes cast: 221

Poll dates: 27/03/2012 to 04/06/2012


In the future, will authors have only a few mega journals to choose from when submitting their manuscripts?

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Thursday 18th September, 2014

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Tuesday 21st October, 2014

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21-23 November, 2014

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